Transvac teams up with Subsea UK

Transvac are now fully fledged members of Subsea UK, in a bid to make their 'production boosting' and sand slurry handling ejectors a permanent fixture in the subsea world.

"The past year has been very exciting for us, and we look forward to bringing our 40 years experience, technology and innovation to the fore," says David Ainge, sales and marketing director. "We are confident that Subsea UK will provide a forum for meeting with a range of engineers from different disciplines who are yet to grasp the wide range of Ejector applications available to them"

"The advantages of this technology – no moving parts, no maintenance, no running costs etc. – sells itself. Now, with the opening of our R&D test facility last year, we can offer a whole new level of product assurance to our clients. We can prove our technology, the clients can come and witness tests and we can offer performance mapping for peace of mind going forward."

Just last year, Transvac completed a comprehensive test program for FMC Technologies, for pressure boosting and flushing Ejectors (Subsea Jet Pumps) for Petrobras' Marlim subsea separation project.

This was not the first time FMC had turned to Transvac for a custom designed Ejector solution. The relationship began with the highly successful TORDIS project – the world's first full-field subsea separation system with boosting and injection, for which Transvac supplied a super duplex ejector.

Transvac subsea ejectors for Marlim include special ceramic wear-resistant internals and underwent full flow performance mapping using Transvac's R&D facility flow loop system.

The Marlim project consists of a subsea separation system designed to separate water from oil, gas and sediments and re-injects the separated water into the water reservoir. The oil, gas and sediments are then routed to the host platform topside.

The separation system is now installed in Marlim field, which is located in Campos Basin, at a water depth of 870m.